Feds Approve Pacific NorthWest LNG Project

By Zoë Thoms on September 30, 2016

The federal cabinet has approved Pacific NorthWest LNG’s proposal to construct a facility on the BC coast for the liquefaction, storage and export of liquefied natural gas via tanker to Pacific Rim markets. The project was assessed under the Interim Principles announced earlier this year by the federal government as an update on the environmental […]

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Premier Wynne Sets Priorities for Minister of Energy Thibeault

By David Stevens on September 29, 2016

On September 23, 2016, Premier Wynne sent a public Mandate Letter to Minister of Energy Glenn Thibeault, setting out “instructions on priorities.” According to the letter, Minister Thibeault’s mandate is “to promote the development of a safe, reliable, secure and environmentally-sustainable energy supply.” To meet this mandate, the Premier listed priorities in six areas. Taking […]

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Ontario Suspends Second Round of Large Renewable Procurement

By Zoë Thoms on September 27, 2016

The Ministry of Energy announced today that Ontario will immediately suspend the second round of the Large Renewable Procurement (LRP II) and Energy-from-Waste Standard Offer Program. This will halt the procurement of over 1,000 MW of solar, wind, hydroelectric, bioenergy and energy from waste projects. In making the announcement, the Ministry of Energy stated that […]

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Minister of Energy introduces Ontario Rebate for Electricity Consumers Act, 2016

By Zoë Thoms on September 23, 2016

Ontario is moving forward with implementing initiatives announced in the recent speech from the throne. Last week, Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault introduced Bill 13 – Ontario Rebate for Electricity Consumers Act, 2016. Bill 13 provides the legal framework for the rebate of the provincial portion of HST, 8 percent, to residential and commercial customers directly […]

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Powerful Women: JoAnne Butler

By Corrine Kennedy and Zoë Thoms on September 22, 2016

This week, our Powerful Women series profiles JoAnne Butler, Vice-President, Market and Resource Development at the Independent Electricity System Operator. JoAnne’s extensive experience in the private sector, both in Canada and internationally, as well as in the public sector in Ontario, gives her a unique view of the industry landscape. We were thrilled to get her views on the opportunity for evolution in electricity markets, as well as her advice for women in the sector who are working toward professional goals and success.

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